‘Vitalik: An Ethereum Story’ Premieres in Theatres in September with Official Trailer in July

UTC by Chimamanda U. Martha · 3 min read
‘Vitalik: An Ethereum Story’ Premieres in Theatres in September with Official Trailer in July
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Through this film, members of the crypto community get to learn about the blockchain through the eyes of the people “most committed to keeping it vibrant and infinitely evolving”.

The highly anticipated documentary “Vitalik: An Ethereum Story” will make its theatrical debut this September. The film chronicles the life and accomplishments of Vitalik Buterin, the visionary behind the launch of the Ethereum blockchain.

The film, which took over three years to produce, will release its first-ever short trailer on July 23, offering the Ethereum community and the broader crypto industry a glimpse of what to expect.

Trailer Launch and Minting Event

According to a recent announcement, “Vitalik: An Ethereum Story” is part of a broader initiative that includes the “Ethereum Stories” short film series, both scheduled to launch in September 2024.

The filmmakers have partnered with blockchain networks such as Zora, Bonfire, and Base to bring the documentary fully on-chain. Both the documentary and the mini-series will be completely accessible on blockchain.

The trailer will be launched on Zora, a layer-2 scaling solution designed to bring media on-chain. According to the announcement, viewers can mint the trailer to support the film’s distribution.

Following the trailer release, the producers plan to conduct an on-chain ticketing event beginning on July 26. Tickets will be available for presale, allowing holders to stream the documentary for 30 days on ethereumfilm.xyz.

This phase aims to bring together Ethereum communities globally through in-person events and screenings, with a live Q&A session streamed online via Bonfire.

Global Launch and Streaming

“Vitalik: An Ethereum Story” has been scheduled for global launch on September 18, 2024. The launch is aimed at bringing together local Ethereum communities from around the world with IRL premieres of the film on screens across the globe.

The launch aims to unite local Ethereum communities worldwide with in-person premieres. Starting in the autumn of 2024, the filmmakers plan to extend the theatrical run to attract more viewers through in-person events and cinematic screenings

In Winter 2024/2025, the documentary will make its mainstream streaming debut on traditional platforms worldwide. The rollout will be accompanied by a robust marketing campaign to introduce Ethereum’s narrative to a broader audience.

Power of Decentralization

The making of the documentary started in 2021 after the producers were crowdfunded by members of the Ethereum community. The filmmakers said they witnessed the power of decentralization during the Mirror crowdfund. The documentary captures the life of Vitalik Buterin and his journey which began at 19 when he co-founded Ethereum.

Through this film, members of the crypto community get to learn about the blockchain through the eyes of the people “most committed to keeping it vibrant and infinitely evolving”. The making of the documentary captured significant events such as the 2021 NFT boom, the rise, and fall of different blockchains and exchanges such as the TerraLUNA blockchain, and the fall of FTX.

The producers also witnessed Ethereum migrate from a Proof-of-Work (PoW) chain to a less energy-intensive algorithm known as Proof-of-Stake (PoS) through a process called the Merger.

The filmmakers said that despite the chaos that happened between 2021 and 2023 in the crypto industry,  Buterin remained a steady and visionary leader, committed to his goal of creating an open and accessible internet for everyone.

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